Delaware County

Acting County Treasurer Appointed

15 Oct , 2019  

Today in session the Delaware County Commissioners appointed G. Douglas Crew to serve as acting County Treasurer, following the passing of County Treasurer Jon Peterson.

Peterson died unexpectedly Thursday, October 10, while in Nashville, Tenn. Plans for his funeral have not yet been announced by his family. More…

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Time For A Flu Shot; Available At Local Clinics This Month

15 Oct , 2019  

With the arrival of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending that all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot now. Flu activity usually begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February. More…

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Temperature Forecast For Next 7 Days

14 Oct , 2019  

NWS Wilmington OH on Twitter

Temperature swings typical of mid October will be observed this week. After a modest drop to the low 60s Monday, highs rising to around 70 Tuesday will fall to the mid 50s Wednesday behind a cold front, before readings rebound back toward 70 next weekend.

Life in Delaware County

ODNR Announces Pheasant Releases; Largest Release At Delaware Wildlife Area

14 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will be releasing ring-necked pheasants this fall at 24 of Ohio’s public hunting areas. More than 14,000 pheasants are scheduled to be released to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state.

The largest total release number will take place at the Delaware Wildlife Area, where 1,600 pheasants will be involved. Local release amounts are: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Halloween for Everyone at Columbus Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

13 Oct , 2019  

Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly™. Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This “merry-not-scary” event will take place during the weekends of October 11-13, 18-20 and 25–27. More…

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Schools

BWC Approves $6.6 Million for School Safety, Security; Local Schools Benefit

13 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has approved $6.6 million in grants since July 1 to improve school safety and security across Ohio.

Two of those grants have gone to Delaware County schools. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Mount Alumni Awards Given At MTSO

12 Oct , 2019  

Methodist Theological School in Ohio has presented Eugene Folden, TaNikka Sheppard and Ellen Sims with the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service, the school’s highest honor for graduates. MTSO President Jay Rundell presented the awards at an October 7 luncheon during Alumni Day. More…

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Delaware County

Delaware County Makes Statement On Death Of Treasurer Jon Peterson

12 Oct , 2019  

Portrait of Treasurer Jon Peterson

On Friday, Delaware County placed the following statement on its website concerning the passing of County Treasurer Jon Peterson:

“We are deeply saddened to share the news that our friend and colleague County Treasurer Jon Peterson has passed away. Jon was an extraordinary person and truly a public servant, serving the people of Delaware County and Ohio in a remarkable range of ways. More…

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Business

Orthopedic One Building New HQ, Business First Reports

12 Oct , 2019  

A new headquarters building for Orthopedic One will soon be erected in Delaware County, Columbus Business First reported earlier this week.

The firm, Ohio’s largest independent orthopedic practice, is building a four story, 80,000 square foot building. It will be located at Polaris Parkway and Africa Road in the Westar development. More…

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Does The BVHS Marching Band Have A Script Something Up Its Sleeve?

10 Oct , 2019  

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DACC Student Awarded Teen Driver Billboard Design Winner

10 Oct , 2019  

The week of Oct. 20-26, 2019 is designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week and members of the SAFE Delaware County Coalition are using the week to bring awareness to an increasingly tragic subject.

For the second year, SAFE along State Farm Insurance sponsored a billboard design contest in honor of Teen Driver Safety Week for area high school students. Abbie Halderman, 17, a senior at Delaware Area Career Center won the contest with her design titled “InstaLife”. The new design will be located on the billboard on Central Avenue in Delaware. Halderman was also awarded a $500 Amazon gift card along with a voucher to attend Better Ohio Teen Drivers, Inc. More…

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Business

OSHA Fines Delaware Foundry $270K For Silica Exposure

10 Oct , 2019  

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Liberty Casting Company for exposing employees to crystalline silica above the permissible exposure levels at the Delaware, Ohio, foundry.

The company faces $270,048 in proposed penalties for three repeated and 18 serious health violations. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Faith Breakfast RSVPs Requested

10 Oct , 2019  

SourcePoint hosts the annual Faith Breakfast Thursday, October 24 at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware.

Religious leaders, church staff, and volunteer administrators from Delaware County communities are invited to attend this free event, which kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8:15 AM. More…

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Delaware County Home To Ohio’s First State Park Storybook Trail

10 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) celebrated Child Health Day on Monday by unveiling the Storybook Trail at Alum Creek State Park, which will feature nature-themed stories and books. It is the first storybook trail at any Ohio State Park.

The event included a ribbon-cutting, guided trail tours, activities for youth and families, and food trucks. More…

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